House AB

House AB

Andrade Morettin Associates
São Paulo, Brazil | View Map
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Private Houses
Nelson Kon

House AB

Andrade Morettin Associates as Architects

This house, located in a green residential district in the city of São Paulo,takes advantage of its privileged condition, turning its integration with the natureinto its distinctive trace. All its spaces maintain a clear relation with the 1,500-square-meter park in which they are inserted.

On the ground floor, the social spaces are located under the shade of the uppervolume of the house, connected to the gardens through a terrace and the glasssliding doors - that can be totally moved to the side, creating a 14-meteropening.The upper volume, conceived as a translucent box, shelters the roomsand other spaces that require greater privacy.

The structure of the glass volume was conceived in such way that it seems tofloat above the garden, supported by the central pillar made of reinforcedconcrete, that also shelters the main staircase to the upper floor. Theconnection between the horizontal plans and this supporting pillar isstrengthened by the creation of voids around the box of concrete, which arealso used to bring natural light from the roof to the interior of the house.

The upper volume is closed by a skin made of silkscreen-printed glass thatworks as a filter of sunlight. The print that composes the silkscreen works as areverberation of the image of the park on the surface of the house,strengthening the interdependence between the architectural object and nature.

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